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What Makes a Fine Watch Fine?


Published 1947


History and practice of precision watchmaking at the Hamilton factory in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


Run time 19:54
Producer Handy (Jam) Organization
Sponsor Hamilton Watch Company
Audio/Visual Sd, B&W


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SHOWS HAMILTON FACTORY AT LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA. SHOWS HAIR SPRING IN ELECTRONIC VIBRATOR. GIRLS SINGING IN GRADUATION SCENE ARE FROM HAMILTON CHORUS. retirement watch. man received gold watch as gift from company at retirement. Recreation of the first steam engine as built by James Watt in 1769; 18th century clothes. CU of miniature watch parts and intricate assembly of parts (using magnifying glasses).



WATCHES CLOCKS TIME MEASUREMENT HAMILTON HAIR SPRINGS ELECTRONIC VIBRATORS GIRLS SINGING SONGS CHOIRS GRADUATION HIGH SCHOOLS COLLEGES EDUCATION CEREMONIES GIFTS Watches and clocks Clocks and watches Hamilton Watch Co. (sponsor) Time Machinery Precision Tools Workers (assembly) Workers (watchmakers) Watchmakers
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Reviewer: Spuzz - - September 12, 2005
Subject: Which Watch are you watching, watcher?
Ahhh yes, remember when watches were these ultra-valuable items where you can only buy in jewelry store? Nowadays, you can buy a watch for less then 2 bucks! Back when people cared, although there MIGHT be some people who care about watch-making nowadays, watch making was almost an art-form. We follow some of the production methods in this film, which is extremely interesting, as some of these items are impossibly intricate. Some of which are teeny teeny tiny. All of this takes expert employees! And theyre tested! Great tests too! Soon, a watch.. Im sorry a FINE watch, since theyre hammering that point down all the time, is born!! Funny how people responded to receiving a watch with total jubilation. (and a singing of Auld Lang Syne)
My how times have changed!
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